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HP or hit points (Japanese: HP) is a stat that determines how much damage a unit can take. Some units on average have more health than others, such as knights. Weapons like Nosferatu and Runeswords can take HP from an opponent and give it back to the wielder.

Maximum HP (Japanese: 最大HP Maximum HP) is the maximum amount of HP that a unit can have at once. It can be increased by leveling up or using a Seraph Robe or similar item.

Overview

In most games, if all hit points are gone, the unit will then die, and not return to battle. If a main or special character has run out of hit points, it will result in a "Game Over." In other games that have Casual Mode, units return on the next map, however the defeat of main or important characters still triggers a Game Over.

Restoring HP

Items such as vulneraries and elixirs can restore health, while many staves also restore health. If a unit is standing on a certain structure (such as a fortress or gate) and you end the turn, they will recover a small amount of health.

Casting spells with HP

In a small number of Fire Emblem series games, Fire Emblem Gaiden and Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia, mages and other magic-using classes use their HP to cast black and white magic. More powerful spells cost more HP to cast and mages become unable to use most spells when their HP is low.

Items and skills affecting HP

Skills providing equipping bonus
Item HP increase Games
Is 3ds01 hp +5.png HP +5 +5 when active. Awakening, Fates
Items providing a permanent increase
Item HP increase Games
Is 3ds01 seraph robe.png Seraph Robe Permanent +9/+7/+5 increase when used. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, Fates
Is snes03 life ring.png Life Ring Permanent +7 increase when used. Thracia 776
Is 3ds01 naga's tear.png Naga's Tear Permanent +5 increase when used. Awakening
Is 3ds03 fruit of life.png Fruit of Life Permanent +2 increase when used. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia


Items and skills modifying the growth rate
Item HP increase Games
Is snes01 taurus shard.png Taurus Shard +5 to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 libra shard.png Libra Shard -10 to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 sagittarius shard.png Sagittarius Shard -10 to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 capricorn shard.png Capricorn Shard +20 to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 pisces shard.png Pisces Shard +10 to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is snes01 starsphere.png Starsphere +30 to growth rate when in inventory. Mystery of the Emblem
Is snes03 baldr scroll.png Baldr Scroll +5 to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 neir scroll.png Neir Scroll +10 to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 thrud scroll.png Thrud Scroll +5 to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 ced scroll.png Ced Scroll -10 to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is snes03 hezul scroll.png Hezul Scroll +30 to growth rate when in inventory. Thracia 776
Is gba afa's drops.png Afa's Drops Permanent +5 to growth rate when used. Fire Emblem: The Blazing Blade
Is gba metis's tome.png Metis's Tome Permanent +5 to growth rate when used. The Sacred Stones
Is ds growth drop.png Growth Drop Permanent +20 to growth rate when used. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is gcn soldier band.png Soldier Band +5 to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
Is gcn fighter band.png Fighter Band +5 to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
Is gcn paladin band.png Paladin Band +5 to growth rate when in inventory. Path of Radiance
Is 3ds03 star jacinth.png Star Jacinth +30 to growth rate when in inventory. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds01 aptitude.png Aptitude +20/+10 to growth rate when active. Awakening, Fates


Weapons, items and skills restoring HP
Item HP restored Games
Is 3ds01 heal.png Heal Restores an adjacent ally's HP.
(see article for detailed calculations)
All titles except Gaiden and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds01 mend.png Mend Restores an adjacent ally's HP.
(see article for detailed calculations)
All titles except Gaiden and Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds01 recover.png Recover Restores all/user's magic/35 + user's magic / 3)/8 + user's magic HP to an adjacent ally. All titles
Is 3ds01 physic.png Physic Restores a distant ally's HP.
(see article for detailed calculations)
All titles
Is 3ds01 fortify.png Fortify Restores HP to all allies in range.
(see article for detailed calculations)
All titles
Is 3ds01 gradivus.png Gradivus Restores all HP to user when used as an item. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening
Is ds falchion.png Falchion Restores 10 HP to user when used as an item. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Fates
Is 3ds01 nosferatu.png Nosferatu Restores damage dealt/half of damage dealt as HP to user. Gaiden, Mystery of the Emblem, Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, New Mystery of the Emblem Awakening, Fates, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds01 blessed lance.png Blessed Lance If equipped, user recovers 5/10 HP at start of turn. Grants Recovery in Shadows of Valentia. Gaiden, Awakening, Fates, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Is 3ds01 blessed bow.png Blessed Bow If equipped, user recovers 5 HP at start of turn. Grants Recovery in Shadows of Valentia. Gaiden, Awakening, Fates, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia.
Is snes03 earth sword.png Earth Sword Restores damage dealt as HP to user. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776
Is gba tina's staff.png Tina's Staff Restores 15 + user's magic HP to an adjacent ally. The Binding Blade
Is gba runesword.png Runesword Restores damage dealt as HP to user. The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance
Is gba saint's staff.png Saint's Staff Restores all HP to all allies. The Binding Blade
Is gba binding blade.png Binding Blade Restores 30 HP to user when used as an item. The Binding Blade
Is gba latona.png Latona Restores all HP to all allies. The Sacred Stones
Is wii ashera staff.png Goddess Staff Restores all HP to all allies*. Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening
Is wii matrona.png Matrona Restores all HP to a distant ally. Radiant Dawn
Is ds healer.png Healer Restores 1 + (user's magic / 2) to an adjacent ally. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds glass staff.png Glass Staff Restores all HP to an adjacent ally. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds wrys's staff.png Wrys's Staff Restores 10 + (user's magic / 2) HP to an adjacent ally. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is 3ds01 soothing sword.png Soothing Sword If equipped, user recovers 10 HP at start of turn. Awakening
Is 3ds01 kneader.png Kneader Restores 1 + user's magic to an adjacent ally. Awakening
Is 3ds01 balmwood staff.png Balmwood Staff Restores 15 + user's magic to an adjacent ally. Can be used an item to restores 20 HP to user. Awakening
Is 3ds01 parallel falchion.png Parallel Falchion Restores 20 HP to user when used as an item. Awakening
Is 3ds01 exalted falchion.png Exalted Falchion Restores 20 HP to user when used as an item. Awakening
Is 3ds01 aversa's night.png Aversa's Night Restores half of damage dealt as HP to user. Awakening
Is 3ds02 rod.png Bloom Festal Restores 7 + (user's magic / 3) HP to an ally within two spaces. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Sun Festal Restores 14 + (user's magic / 3) HP to an ally within two spaces. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Wane Festal Restores 2 + (user's magic / 3) HP to a distant ally. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Moon Festal Restores 25 + (user's magic / 3) HP to an ally within two spaces. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Great Festal Restores 2 + (user's magic / 3) HP to all allies within range. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Lantern Restores 7 HP to an ally within three spaces. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Dumpling Rod Restores 10 HP to an ally within two spaces. Can be used as an item to restore 10 HP to user. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Bamboo Branch Restores 15 HP to an ally within two spaces. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Sakura's Rod Restores 7 HP to an ally within two spaces. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Purification Rod Restores 30 HP to an ally within two spaces. Fates
Is 3ds02 staff.png Astral Blessing Restores 7 + (user's magic / 3) to a distant ally. Fates
Is 3ds02 staff.png Candy Cane Restores 10 HP to an adjacent ally and 5 HP to user. Fates
Is 3ds02 staff.png Mushroom Staff Restores 15 HP to an adjacent ally. Fates
Is 3ds02 staff.png Bouquet Staff Restores 25 HP to an adjacent ally. Fates
Is 3ds02 staff.png Elise's Staff Restores 10 HP to a distant ally. Fates
Is 3ds02 staff.png Lilith's Staff Restores 7 HP to all allies in range. Fates
Is 3ds02 katana.png Spirit Katana If equipped, user recovers 10 HP at start of turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 bow.png Cupid Bow If enemy survives combat, restores 20% of maximum HP to enemy after battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 dagger.png Kris Knife If equipped, user recovers 10 HP at start of turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 tome.png Moonlight If user initiated combat, user recovers 20% of maximum HP after battle. Fates
Is 3ds01 vulnerary.png Vulnerary Restores 10/all/20 HP to user. Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light, Mystery of the Emblem, Thracia 776, The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Shadow Dragon, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 elixir.png Elixir Restores all HP to user. The Binding Blade, The Blazing Blade, The Sacred Stones, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, New Mystery of the Emblem, Awakening, Fates
Is wii herb.png Herb Restores 10 HP to user. Radiant Dawn
Is 3ds01 concoction.png Concoction Restores 40/20 HP to user. Radiant Dawn, Awakening, Fates
Is ds used potion.png Used Potion Restores 5 HP to user. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is ds energy drink.png Energy Drink Restores 20 HP to user. New Mystery of the Emblem
Is 3ds01 sweet tincture.png Sweet Tincture Restores 5 HP to user. Awakening
Is 3ds02 stat booster.png Asugi's Confect Restores 10 HP to user. Fates
Is 3ds02 item.png Azura's Salve Restores 10 HP to an adjacent ally. Fates
Is 3ds02 item.png Gunter's Potion Restores 25 HP to user. Fates
Is 3ds01 renewal.png Renewal User recovers 5-10 HP/10-20% of maximum HP/10% of maximum HP/30% of maximum HP at start of each turn. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 sol.png Sol Restores damage dealt/half of damage dealt as HP to user. Genealogy of the Holy War, Thracia 776, Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 aether.png Aether Restores damage dealt/half of damage dealt as HP to user with the first strike. Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn, Awakening, Fates
Is wii blessing.png Blessing Restores user's magic as HP to adjacent allies at start of turn. Path of Radiance, Radiant Dawn
Is wii sacrifice.png Sacrifice Drops user to 1 HP and restores difference in HP to an adjacent ally. Radiant Dawn
Is wii flare.png Flare Restores damage dealt as HP to user. Radiant Dawn
Is 3ds01 relief.png Relief If there are no units within a three-tile radius of user, user recovers 20% of maximum HP at start of turn. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 lifetaker.png Lifetaker If unit initiates combat and defeats an enemy, user recovers 50% of maximum HP. Awakening, Fates, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds01 bond.png Bond Restores 10 HP to allies within a three-tile radius at start of turn. Awakening
Is 3ds02 forager.png Forager If the user stands in mountain, forest, wasteland, or field terrain, user recovers 20% of maximum HP at start of turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 morbid celebration.png Morbid Celebration If user initiates combat and defeats an enemy, user recovers 20% of maximum HP after battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 draconic heir.png Draconic Heir If user is equipped with a dragonstone, user recovers 15% of maximum HP at start of turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 perfect pitch.png Perfect Pitch Using "Rally" command, restores 10% of maximum HP to allies within two spaces with lower HP than user. Fates
Is 3ds02 sweet tooth.png Sweet Tooth Restores 4 HP to user when using "Wait" command. Fates
Is 3ds02 haiku.png Haiku If there is an ally directly above and directly below user, restores 7 HP to user and 5 HP to respective allies at start of turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 goody basket.png Goody Basket (Luck%) of restoring 10% of maximum HP to user start of turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 camaraderie.png Camaraderie If there are allies within a two-tile radius of user, user recovers 10% of maximum HP at start of turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 amaterasu.png Amaterasu Restores 20% of maximum HP to allies within two-tile radius at start of turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 even better.png Even Better Restores 40% of maximum HP to user at start of even-numbered turns. Fates
Is 3ds02 good fortune.png Good Fortune (Luck%) of restoring 20% of maximum HP to user at start of turn. Fates
Is 3ds02 live to serve.png Live to Serve When healing an ally, user recovers the same amount of HP. Fates
Is 3ds03 skill sword.png Plenitude Restores damage dealt as HP to user. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 skill class.png Soothing Light Restores 5 HP to adjacent allies at start of turn. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 skill ring.png Recovery User recovers 5 HP at start of turn. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds03 skill class.png Incarnation User recovers 5 HP at start of turn. Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Items and skills providing a temporary boost to max HP
Item HP change Games
Is 3ds01 hp tonic.png HP Tonic +5 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening, Fates
Is 3ds01 kris's confect.png Kris's Confect +5 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
Is 3ds01 tiki's tear.png Tiki's Tear +5 for the duration of one mission when used. Awakening
Items and skills inflicting damage or providing a temporary decrease after use
Item HP change Games
All Black Magic and White Magic except for Nosferatu User expends a certain amount of HP to cast a spell (amount varies). Gaiden, Echoes: Shadows of Valentia
Is 3ds02 sword.png Ganglari
(upgraded)
User takes 20% maximum HP as damage after battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 axe.png Berserker's Axe User takes 30% maximum HP as damage after battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 dagger.png Sacrificial Knife User takes 30% maximum HP as damage after battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 rod.png Hexing Rod Reduces target's maximum HP by 1/2 for the remainder of the mission. Fates
Is 3ds02 fearsome blow.png Fearsome Blow If user initiates combat and defeats an enemy, all enemies within a two-tile radius take 20% maximum HP as damage after battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 pyrotechnics.png Pyrotechnics If user initiates combat while under half maximum HP, user and all enemies within a two-tile radius take 20% maximum HP as damage after battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 poison strike.png Poison Strike If user initiates combat and enemy survives, enemy takes 20% maximum HP as damage after battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 savage blow.png Savage Blow If user initiates combat, enemies within a two-tile radius of user take 20% maximum HP as damage after battle. Fates
Is 3ds02 grisly wound.png Grisly Wound Enemy takes 20% maximum HP as damage after battle. Fates
All combat arts except Plenitude User expends a certain amount of HP to perform combat art (amount varies). Echoes: Shadows of Valentia

Trivia

Etymology and other languages

HP

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English HP
Hit points
--
Japanese HP --
Spanish PV
French PV
Points de vie
Life points
German KP
Italian PS

Maximum HP

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Maximum HP Often abbreviated to "Max HP".
Japanese 最大HP Maximum HP


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